| Apr 11, 2012
| 6:40 AM
New Haven’s Long Wharf Theatre will receive a grant of $224,5000 over four years by The Werth Family Foundation for its in-school residency program. The grant will add three teaching artists to the theater’s education department in the New...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 6:55 AM
This sounds like a perfect fit for the eclectic, funky Playhouse on Park in West Hartford.
It's a production of the loopy Charles Ludlam comedy "The Mystery of Irma Vep," the very funny show that features two actors performing an amazing variety of kooky...
| Dec 27, 2011
| 8:31 AM
Earlier this week, I named the Ten Best Shows in Connecticut in 2011.
But once you start looking back on a year, there’s just no stopping.
So here’s a playful retro glance at some of the highlights, performances, newsworthy events and people...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 11:25 AM
What do we pay for when we buy a ticket to a play or a movie or a symphony? On one side of the generation gap is the idea that plays — not audience members — are to be seen and heard, in the dark, with all attention directed forward. And on...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 8:50 AM
There must be something in the air with “The Tempest.”
Julie Taymor made a film version of it not to long ago. Yale Summer Cabaret produced it last year. Darko Tresnjak will direct his version of it in May at Hartford Stage, where he is the...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 11:20 AM
Remember Hartford Stage’s commission of a new stage adaptation of Mark Twain’s “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” which was produced here a few seasons back?
This month Kansas City Repertory Theatre is doing a production of the work,...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 10:09 AM
Denny Dillon has lived an improvised life.
Whether growing up in Cleveland, only to be thrust into high school in the Philippines, or riffing with John Travolta, which landed her a memorable part in"Saturday Night Fever," or finding herself in an out-of-...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 2:14 PM
Just in time for the "Lincoln" film wave?
Paul Vogel's "A Civil War Christmas," which received its world premiere at Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven in 2008, will make its New York bow with a production at the New York Theatre Workshop.
Tina Landau, who...
| Oct 7, 2012
How do you make a serial killer likable?
One way is by having him sing, which is what the leading character does in the premiere of the “drop dead” musical comedy, “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder,” which begins...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 8:28 AM
Five new plays by Octavio Solis, Bess Wohl, Dan O'Brien, Matthew Lopez and Janine Nabers, will make up Hartford Stage's Brand:NEW Fall Festival of New Works on Oct. 25 to 28. The festival will include readings as well as a playwrights' panel on Oct. 28 at...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 7:13 AM
For $15 Hartford area college students can take in an evening of pizza, prizes and theater as part of Hartford Stage's "College Night" promotion for its new musical "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder."
The event will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday,...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 9:33 AM
You can't help but feel the maternal touch of Phylicia Rashad.
She exudes warmth, calm and centeredness that brings to mind ideal qualities of a mom. Her voice is honeyed and clear, her answers are specific and instructional, and when she says, "Oh,...